Los Angeles-Area Students to Attend Grammy Camp - Basic Training, 2/6


Los Angeles-area students will attend GRAMMY CAMP - BASIC TRAINING, February 6, 2013, with an extraordinary lineup of artists and industry professionals offering candid career close-ups.

Artists/creative participants include: Denosh Bennett, vocalist/dancer; Terrence Brown; producer and musical director for Janelle Monae; Evan Bogart, songwriter/producer; Matthew Cherry, music video director and film producer; Billy Hawn, drummer/percussionist; Allison Iraheta, vocalist for "The Tonight Show" Band; Lecrae, current GRAMMY-nominated rapper (Best Gospel Album); Wayne Linsey, keyboardist for "The Tonight Show" Band; Rickey Minor, "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and former GRAMMY Awards telecast musical director; Kevin Ricard, percussionist; Tony Rich, GRAMMY-winning singer; Kevin Savigar, multi-platinum songwriter/producer; Elliott Sellers, music video director; Sy Smith, singer/songwriter; Joseph Trapanese, composer of Disney's Tron: Uprising; Anthony Valadez, KCRW DJ/entrepreneur; Elle Varner, current GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter (Best R&B Song); and Brian Vickers, music coordinator for Bunim/Murray Productions and member of Traces Of Blue.

Industry professionals include: Diana Beas, head of licensing & Latin music for Secret Road Music Services; Rob Bonstein, general manager of The Creed Company; Ryan Chisholm, talent manager, Nettwerk Music Group and co-founder of Hollywood Hack Day; Jeff Cohran, tour manager and partner, The Muddy Water Group; Ivory Daniel, artist manager and Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter Governor; Miatta David, president of MVD Inc.; Avital Ferd, senior vice president, business development at Chromatik; Stacey Ferreira, co-founder of MySocialCloud.com; Bonnie Gallanter, president of Muse Artist Management and co-producer CMJ Music Marathon; Courtney Garcia, entertainment journalist; Thornell Jones, Fortress Marketing; Brandon Operchuck, USC director of performance venues; George "2.0" Peters, program director of new media for Janelle Monáe and The Wondaland Arts Society; Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares; Rusty Rueff, Chair, the GRAMMY Foundation Board and new venture backer; Christopher Sampson, associate dean for the USC Thornton School of Music; Shara Senderoff, CEO and co-founder of Intern Sushi; Brian Vinikoor, head of marketing and new media, Secret Road Music Services; Larry Wade, executive vice president of The Writing Camp, LLC; Zach Weinreb, Arpeggio Entertainment; Kevin Winston, founder of DigitalLA; Monica Young, Blue Key Management; and Reneeka Versey, A&R and member of All Cows Eat Grass.

The event's aim is to encourage careers in the music business; GRAMMY Camp - Basic Training provides high school students an opportunity to interact with music industry professionals in educational settings throughout the country.